ERIC Number: EJ834857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Human Rights, Diversity, and Citizenship Education
Banks, James A.
Educational Forum, v73 n2 p100-110 Apr 2009
The 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a propitious time for educators to examine its implications for educating citizens in multicultural nation states. The author argues that students must experience democratic classrooms and schools that reflect their cultures and identities to internalize human rights values, ideals, and behaviors. Schools in nations around the world make it difficult for students to acquire human rights ideals and behaviors because they pursue assimilationist goals that do not provide students civic equality and recognition. Citizenship education needs to be reformed so that it will help students to internalize human rights ideals and behaviors.
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Acculturation, Multicultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Student Diversity, Ethnic Groups, Ideology, Ethnicity, Immigrants, Immigration, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Universal Declaration of Human Rights